I am another of those readers who read Gilbert's book in three days: spent a day reading each of the three sections--experiences in Italy, those in India, and those in Bali. Each day I felt transported to those countries, getting to know the locals far more than I ever could have were I to sightsee in the cities myself. Was like reading a friend's letters home, a friend with a great sense of humor.
As someone separated from her husband, I was really surprised and consoled that my feelings and constant thoughts of what happened to "us" were mirrored in Gilbert's own honest reflections about her failed relationships. Made me realize that everything takes time, and that that is normal. The book helped me heal some of my own wounds, in addition to taking me to exotic lands.
I could have used a bit bigger print than the paperback offered. Had to take breaks to rest my eyes and neck.
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